volvox

volvox

[vol-voks]
noun
any colonial, freshwater green algae of the genus Volvox, forming a hollow, greenish sphere of flagellated cells.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin volv(ere) to turn, roll + -ōx (as in ferōx)

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volvox (ˈvɒlvɒks)
 
n
any freshwater flagellate protozoan of the genus Volvox, occurring in colonies in the form of hollow multicellular spheres
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin volvere to roll]

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